Saturday 22nd February, 2014
10:00am to 10:45am
Innovation and lean strategies are getting a lot of attention. And for good reason. They really work. Numerous small players are leap-frogging large players with lean tactics, such as minimal requirements, small cross-functional teams, iterative development, learn-as-you-go thinking, and more. "The Lean Start-up" is a proven phenomenon.
But what if you are NOT a start-up? What if you are a large operation facing obstacles of complexity, compliance, current culture, and more? Using these strategies in the wrong context will make it seem like you're moving backwards--even leaving you longing for the way you were. The reality is: you need to navigate differently.
But how? This session will focus on how you can incorporate best practices from the Lean Start-up world, and tailor them to fit your reality. We'll cover proven lean principles learned over years of complex business application development that you can apply to your next initiative. Weâ€™ll address critical adaptations to the Lean Start-up model to allow for complexity and other common obstacles. You will learn actionable steps you can take on your initiatives--software related or not. If you follow our guide, you will be acting more like a Start-up in no time.
Participants will be able to:
Identify what an effective Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is for a complex effort and how it differs from the more typical Start-up effort.
Learn to plan initiatives differently, focusing on priorities that maximize learning and business value.
Apply methods to make quick improvements and optimize efforts--while still operating within the realities of complexity, compliance, and current culture.
Identify areas today where they can start to act more like a Start-up.
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